Wednesday, 9th May 2012
It was with great shock and sadness that all at the club learned of the passing of Christy Power last week. A huge supporter of Waterford soccer, and a life-long season ticket holder at the Blues, Christy was treasurer of the Waterford United Supporters Club for many years, and played an important role in setting up the club lotto scheme in 1993. He travelled on the Suporters Club bus to many an away match to encourage and support his beloved Blues, and was a familiar sight inside the gate at Kilcohan with Teddy and Joan Barry selling programmes and half-time tickets. All at the club wish to offer their condolence to Christy's family and friends at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Longford Game Looms Large At The RSC
With the Blues making it three wins on the spin in Galway at the weekend, and moving up to third place in the table, it sets up what has become a massive game at the RSC this Friday (KO 7.45pm) when league leaders Longford come to town. United were desperately unlucky to come away from Flancare Park empty-handed last time out, two stunning goals scored not enough to balance three sloppily conceded, but it's a very different Waterford side that now lines out, and their tails will very much be up for this encounter with one of United's traditional nemeses! A win will keep Longford well within the Bues' sights as we near the mid-season break, and the lads will need all the support they can get so do please try and get out to get behind the team as they look to close the gap to the top spot!
Thank You Travelling Fans!
Big thank you to the travelling Blues support who made up a significant chunk of the attendance at the SD Galway match last Friday. On the one hand it's sad to see for the host club, but from our own point of view it really was a great boost to the lads to have the support of a dedicated bunch of hardcore fans who near enough outnumbered the home support, thanks to everyone who made the long trip!
Congrats Again To Jack & Sean
Congratulations to Jack Doherty and Sean Maguire on a successful trial at Charlton Athletic last week, both lads did well, trained with the first team, and the word is both are due back again later in the year. Also, further congratulations to Sean, who has been put on standby for the Ireland U19 panel ahead of their trip to Portugal for the Euro qualifiers at the end of the month!
Just to confirm, for anyone considering travelling, or simply looking out for the result, United's next away match, at Finn Harps, will indeed take place on Friday, May 18th, and not the following night as is still to be found in some quarters. A UEFA directive is in place preventing any games taking place on the Saturday so as to avoid a clash with the Champions League Final!
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